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windows xp help

By theguyformalyknownaskingpin ·
A while back, i posted a question about an error message that pops up when i am on the internet, C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERC.tmp.dir00\appcompat.txt, i dont know what it is or anything, it just shows up, ive installed spybot search and destroy, adaware se and microsoft antispyware, deleted my files and cookies and everything i could, but still the message occurs, i would GREATLY appreciate the help.

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by BFilmFan In reply to windows xp help

The "Appcomp.txt" file is normally created when there is a conflict between programs, drivers, and such. Reformatting doesn't always fix the issue and my best suggestion would be to install the most current drivers for the video card first, then move on to the other drivers such as audio, modem, ethernet, BIOS, etc.

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by DouglasB In reply to windows xp help

Click on this link and/or follow the directions below to disable error reporting.;en-us;Q310414

Which pretty much says to shut off the feature. I did and kept it on for critical updates. I wasn't able to us ie before now it's working fine. but I hasnt' been very long since I turned it off. GL

To access the settings for the reporting feature: 1. Click Start.
2. Right-click My Computer, then click Properties.
3. Click the Advanced tab.
4. Click Error Reporting.

To configure the error reporting feature: ? By default, error reporting is enabled. To disable it, click Disable error reporting. To continue to be notified when errors occur without being prompted to report the errors, click to select the But notify me when critical errors occur check box.

? Specify whether you want to use error reporting for the Windows operating system, for programs, or for both Windows and programs.

? To report errors only for selected programs, click Choose Programs, click All programs in this list, and then click the programs that you do not want to include.

? To add a program that is not listed, click Add, type the name of the program, or click Browse to find the program on your computer.

? If many programs are listed, you may want to create an exclude list. In the Do not report errors for these programs box, click Add, type the name of each program that you want to exclude from error reporting, or click Browse to find the program on your computer.

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by theguyformalyknownaskingpin In reply to windows xp help

none of this advice is helping, it keeps poping up and appears to change its name only slightly, for example instead of Temp\WERC, it will say, Temp\WERE or WER, it is really annoying and i would still appreciate all the help i can get

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by Furqan Asrar In reply to windows xp help

Go to C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp and delete all the files in it (They are temp files and usually not required. Reboot your pc and u should be fine.

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by Furqan Asrar In reply to

Try going through Safe Mode and deleting the Temp files. Maybe there is some process using that specific file.

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by theguyformalyknownaskingpin In reply to windows xp help

now this is really pissing me off, everytime I try to delete my temp files, that exact same message shows up, and some of the things cant be deleted because there is no designated path or the disk is full, what should i do now???

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by wlbowers In reply to windows xp help

Turn off system restore if it is used in your os.

Download, update, and run the following.

Your AV Software.

You can currently (as of 12-4-05) get a free copy of Computer Associates etrust EZAntivirus. ?Nortons Sucks?

Microsoft Spyware Remover

Spybot: Cootie Remover

Ad-Aware: Cootie Remover

Stinger: Virus Specific Remover
This item will not update through the program. You have to download the new.

CWshredder: Trojan and Toolbar Cootie Remover

In a Cmd window
Tasklist /svc for XP
Tlist ?s for 2000
Provides you with a list of services running. Including the dreaded svchost, what is calling it.


ProcInfo provides you with a quick overview of all currently running processes and displays detailed information for a lot of them.

Below are programs that will provide you with information about what is running on startup or what is loaded currently.


StartUpList is information only. Startup, Registery, and others. You can?t fix anything from within the program.

Hijack This:

Hijack This
This program is useful in that it shows what is currently loading on startup. You must know what is good and what is bad. Once you check it and fix it is gone. So be sure. Items you are not sure of do a Google search for them.


Winaudit does an extensive audit of you computer. Complete list of installed software, dll, and other good stuff.

Everest (This replaced Aida32)

Run Your Antivirus again

Download and install all OS updates.

I have had to boot into safe mode and run the removal programs.

Good Luck Lee

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